Monster Mash

In years gone by, when the kids were younger, I used to get excited about Halloween.  Not only for the opportunity of snitching chocolate bars and candy from their stashes (I am sure they knew I was pilfering now and then) but also for creating and making their costumes, carving pumpkins and decorating the house.

Since both kids are now grown and gone, most of the fun has also gone with them.  Except for the music.  There are some Halloween songs that I still get a kick out of (movies too, Halloween isn’t Halloween without The Rocky Horror Picture Show), … Read more...

It’s Here! It’s Here!




My AirMiles present has finally arrived!  I am SO excited!  Did I tell you I was excited? maybe you didn’t hear me…MY AIRMILES PRESENT ARRIVED! (that is yelling on the computer screen in case you didn’t know how it’s done).

Back to my present though.  Actually, so far this week presents have been delivered to the house 2 out of 3 days, and a third present I had to go out for.  We shall start with that one, kinda boring, but it was a necessity and not at all exciting…it was a new tire for my car … Read more...

Meet Bob

He is a hard worker.  Never complains.  Doesn’t leave dirty socks on the floor or leave the toilet seat up.  Nor does he run for the beer fridge at the 5 o’clock whistle.


Sounds like a dream doesn’t he?  I bet you had a Bob just like I do.

Why the name Bob you ask?  Well, most people that acquire a loom give it a name, and most often that name is a feminine one.  A friend of mine asked what I was going to call her…..but my husband came up with the name instead.  Therefore it is a ‘He’, … Read more...

The Needles Are Still Clicking Along…

* Please note I am editing this blog post because I goofed up.  The reason behind the initial post was two-fold.  First, to document how much of a knitting junkie I have returned to being in such a short time and two….to win up to $200.00 in goodies from The Interweave Store.  You see, Knitting Daily has a contest going on (Blog it to Win it) right now where you show and tell your knitting project(s)/story on your blog to win free stuff.   I love free stuff.  Who doesn’t love free stuff? Who wouldn’t love to pick … Read more...

Next Weeks Menu

Another week has flown by, which means Father Time must have installed a jet engine and ditched the traditional feathered wings.  I am guessing Top Gun must be his favourite movie…..

This weekend should see us raking up the last of the leaves (weather permitting) as well as pulling the remaining late blooming annuals from the gardens.  After this weekend, there pretty much won’t be anything left to do outside but watch the landscape turn from a colourful fiesta into a drab grey/brown business suit to be followed by a pristine white gown.  Yes.  I hate to burst your bubble, … Read more...

A Loom With A View

Yes, a new hobby has been born.  As if I don’t have enough of them….gardening, sewing, knitting, cooking, fishing, to name a few…so I am adding a new one to the resume.


On a Loom

The old-fashioned way of making fabric.

I have no idea at the moment how to do it, but that is the fun of trying out new things.  I can picture myself in the not so distant future retired, sitting in the front room of the cottage overlooking the ever changing landscape of the lake, weaving colourful projects for friends and family alike.

I do …

Road Trip!

I am off to Cobourg, Ontario this morning.  From Burlington, that is about an hour and forty-five minutes barring any Toronto traffic nonsense.   Why the road trip you ask?  Didn’t you just come back from one?  Why yes I did, but, this is a one day road trip to pick up a very unusual object of which I will share with you all tomorrow (Wednesday).  I have to try and contain my excitement though…which isn’t at all easy…

Here is a clue as to what it is though, can you guess what it is?

Warp.  Beam.  Raddle.

Signature copy

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Can You Spot It?

While on our trip to the States last week for the much enjoyed NASCAR race, we also took some time to get some shopping done.  Shopping in the States is fun – mainly for 2 reasons…1. stuff is cheaper and 2. there are many different things available there that are not available back in Canada.

I don’t know anyone that crosses the border only to sight see and NOT shop, I would suggest to those folks that do not want to shop that they should have their heads examined by a relative of Sigmund Freud.

Anyway, we wandered into a …

Next Weeks Menu

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Oh wait..that was last week.  Since we missed it, this weekend hubby and I will be having our turkey dinner with all the fixin’s as we were away last weekend enjoying an exhaust-filled couple days of car racing.  Which, by the way, was simply fantastic.  The weather was beautiful, temps in the mid-20’s (in Celsius, that would be mid-70’s Fahrenheit for non-metric folk), and the drive down and back thru the Appalachians in West Virginia was simply stunning.  Do you know how hard it is to drive and sight-see at the same time?  especially on a windy-curvy road … Read more...